make Regina a more fair, caring and dynamic city. There are many ways to get involved.
Help us feed over 10,000 people a month, 43% of which are children. Every dollar you donate secures 3 meals. Fight Hunger and Feed Hope today!
We’re thrilled you’re considering volunteering with us!
Volunteers are at the heart of our organization and the Regina Food Bank would not be able to make an impact on our clients’ lives without the thousands of volunteers providing over ten thousand hours a year.
Our volunteer program looks a bit different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have a variety of roles and shifts available, but we have limited the number of people we have in our space. We’ve changed our processes to keep our volunteers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, including asking those at higher risk to stay home. Whether you’re a new or existing volunteer, we will ask that you complete a Covid risk screening tool. If you answer YES to any of the questions, please refrain from volunteering with us at this time.
Can’t commit to regularly donating your time? Join the “Flex Squad”! Flex Squad volunteers receive an email when one time or unique opportunities. If you are available and interested, please respond quickly. If we do not get a response from you, we will assume that this does not fit with your availability or interest.
To join the Flex Squad or register as a volunteer please complete the form found below
New volunteers: Please fill out our volunteer application to start the process. Once your application is complete, you will get a link to complete our health and safety training; once it’s complete, you will be contacted by our Volunteer Team to set up your shifts.
Existing volunteers: Please email us to set up a new shift.
Tell us your availability and interests (link)
What is next? (links)
AT THE STORE
We commit to feed our clients the same nutritious food we would feed families. This means we need healthy food – and lots of it! So, the next time you visit one of our valued retail partners like Safeway, Sobeys, Walmart, Sherwood Co-op, Save On Foods, Loblaws, Mike’s & Tim’s Independent Grocers – look for our donation bins often placed adjacent to the payment kiosks. Then generously donate non-perishable food that aligns with Canada’s Food Guide, such as:
- Canned Fruit
- Can Soup/Stew
- Canned Tuna/Salmon
- Canned Vegetables
- Pasta & Rice
- Pasta Sauce
- Peanut Butter
- Instant Oatmeal
Pro-tip: To save money at the till and feed your neighbors make a list before you shop that includes your household items and those you intend to donate. Get your kids involved by having them make Food Bank stickers or remind you of your donation list!
IN THE COMMUNITY
Have extra produce in your garden or farm? If so, drop them off at our Food Bank. We will be happy to see you.
Thinking about organizing a food drive? Why not engage your street block, colleagues, or sports team and set an ambitious goal!
Remember every pound of food secures 1 meal.
Set your goal, raise your flag through social media, and celebrate your generosity. Make sure to tag us in your posts so we can re share and inspire the community with your generosity.
Remember during COVID-19 to follow all appropriate health & safety guidelines, including social distancing and proper usage of personal-protective-equipment which can be found here https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-measures.
Feeding hope needs a voice – yours.
Everyday we work to make sure that we can meet the immediate needs of those needing food and work collaboratively to address the systemic challenges that create food insecurity.
The good news is that by speaking up and loudly supporting initiatives to address the causes of poverty and fight food insecurity we can work to make Regina a more fair, caring, and dynamic community.
So how can you help:
Get empowered: There are many resources to learn about the challenges, causes, and solutions to food insecurity. Here are a just a few:
Household Food Insecurity in Canada
Saskatchewan Vital Signs (Community Wellness)
Listen in! Webinars on Food Security
Get Social (insert stock photo): Start a conversation by sharing our Change Agent, Stigma Buster & Community Impact videos. When you get inspired – spread the good energy and remind others that positive change is possible when we speak out and start respectful conversations.
Get Creative: Participate in us of key campaigns like the Mosaic Million Meal Challenge or Give30
Get going: Ask your MLA, MP or City Councillor to meet to discuss they plan to fight poverty and food insecurity. Have a conversation with family and friends and lend your voice – because every voice matters!